Greil Marcus and the Mad Parade
In his book Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus explained punk to the world and created a bible for that music's true believers. As Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals opens its stage adaptation of Marcus' book, the author talks about the Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the "mad parade" of history.
"...but there you go. Greil Marcus, even more than Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau, galvanized me as a writer..."
Sept. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser